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Netizens React To Shreyas Iyer’s Dismissal In India vs. England Test Match
By CricShots - Jan 26, 2024 1:39 pm
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Shreyas Iyer’s promising start on Day 2 of the first Test between India and England turned into disappointment as he failed to capitalize on his good form. The right-handed batsman, who looked set for a substantial innings, was dismissed for 35 runs off 63 balls. Rehan Ahmed bowled a deceptive wrong ‘un, and Iyer, playing with the turn, attempted a slog over the on-side, only to find Tom Hartley at deep mid-wicket.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer was criticized for his dismissal

The dismissal ended a promising 64-run partnership between Iyer and KL Rahul. Despite a good start, Iyer’s inability to convert into a significant score drew mixed reactions from fans on social media. Some expressed frustration, with one user even speculating that Iyer might be dropped once Virat Kohli returns for the third Test.

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Batting first, England had posted 246 runs in their first innings on Day 1, with Captain Ben Stokes leading the charge with a brilliant knock of 70 runs off 88 balls. India’s spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets each, while Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah secured two wickets each.

In response, India reached 275/4 after 61 overs, with KL Rahul unbeaten on 84 off 109 balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal contributed significantly with a brisk innings of 80 runs off 74 deliveries, featuring three sixes and 10 boundaries.

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At the time of writing, Ravindra Jadeja was providing support at the crease with 23 runs off 29 balls. The Indian team aims to build a substantial lead in the ongoing Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Following his dismissal, fans on social media platforms like X expressed mixed reactions, with some lamenting the missed opportunity for Iyer and speculating about his future in the team.